Marcie Schein Randall

Special Needs Portraiture

About Marcie

Photographing People of All Abilities

Hi! I’m originally from Baltimore (yes, I am a huge Ravens and Orioles fan!) and I currently live in the Boston area with my husband, 13 year old son, and a very naughty Bassador puppy named George. I also have two amazing step children, ages 22 and 25, who impress me every day.

I’m a proud alumna of Newcomb College at Tulane University, and New Orleans is my happy place. I have a Master’s Degree in Child Development from Tufts University and a photography certificate from Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts. Most recently, I received a certification for special needs portrait photography from Special Kids Photography of America.

Professionally, I’ve worn a lot of different hats- teaching assistant, educational textbook editor, special needs program coordinator, reading tutor, and I was almost 40 when I finally took the leap to make a career out of my favorite hobby, photography. I love to ski and scuba dive, and my ultimate dream is to be a wildlife and underwater photographer.

My name before I got married was Marcie Schein, which translates to “a shining,” or “a brightness.” Most of the time I have a smile on my face, and, growing up, a lot of friends called me “Sunshine.” That always made me smile even bigger. Calling my business Sunschein Photography made perfect sense, and it still makes me smile.

My son was born in 2008 and he is, as they say, “medically complex.” Getting a great photo of him is NOT easy- he struggles with eye contact, his smile is infectious but inconsistent, and it takes a lot of work to sit up straight. Nevertheless, I remain determined.

In 2013 I photographed a friend’s family, including a daughter with Rett Syndrome. My friend was thrilled with the images, and she said to me “Marcie- this is what you should be doing, photographing children with special needs.” And thus, my niche was created…

Imagine getting great photos of your child in a stress-free and flexible photo session. You show up…I’ll take care of the rest. As a Mom, I know how precious these photos can be. And I can’t wait to give them to you.

I’ve combined my passion for photography with my experience as a mom of a child with special needs, and I am loving it!


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Marcie Schein Randall
tel: (617) 939-3314

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